Jose Mourinho does not expect his next coaching position to be in Italy, despite the phenomenal success he masterminded while at Inter Milan
The 56-year-old won five major honours during his two seasons at San Siro, including a historic treble in 2010 that culminated in a 2-0 win against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final.
Mourinho hinted after that victory at the Santiago Bernabeu it would be his last match in charge and he officially departed less than a week later to take over at Real Madrid.
He lasted three years at Madrid and has since endured similarly mixed fortunes at Chelsea and Manchester United, being sacked by the latter last December.
A number of clubs have been linked with Mourinho in the nine months since, including former employers Inter prior to their appointment of Antonio Conte in May, but he has no plans to return to Serie A.
"My future? I don't think it will be in Italy," he told Italian TV show Tiki Taka.
Opening up on his exit from Inter nine years ago, Mourinho said: "Inter is my home, my family."
"[Massimo] Moratti is a friend, my president. The story of the treble was fantastic.
"After [the final in] Madrid, if I returned to San Siro to celebrate, I would never leave Inter. When you say goodbye to a family it's a hard thing to deal with.
"That night I already knew I was leaving, I couldn't say no to Real Madrid for the third time."
Inter have made a flying start to the season under Conte, with six wins from six to top Serie A ahead of next weekend's crunch clash against Juventus.